Joey Ramone Net Worth

Joey Ramone Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Joey Ramone net worth is
$6 Million

Joey Ramone Wiki Biography

Born as Jeffrey Ross Hyman on the 19th May in 1951, Joey Ramone was one of the members of the cult punk band the Ramones. During their existence from 1974 until 1986, the band released 14 studio albums, including the “Ramones” (1976), “Rocket to Russia” (1977), “Animal Boy” (1986), and “Mondo Bizarro” (1992), among others. Joey’s career started in the mid ‘60s, and only ended with his death in 2001.

Have you ever wondered how rich Joey Ramone was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ramone’s net worth was as high as $6 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry. In addition to his band career, Joey also worked solo, but his two albums were released posthumously, “Don’t Worry About Me” (2002), and “Ya Know” (2012).

Joey Ramone Net Worth $6 Million

Joey Ramone was the son of Charlotte and Noel Hyman; he grew up in Forest Hills in Queens New York, with his brother, Mickey Leigh, who later also became a musician. Joey went to Forest Hills High School, but was never a part of big friendships and most of the time spent alone. The situation got worse once he was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. However, he found his solace in music; from an early age he had listened to such bands and musicians as the Beatles, David Bowie, and the Who, among others. Once he turned 13, he started playing drums, and four years later took up an acoustic guitar too.

When he was 21 years old, Joey joined his first band, called Sniper, becoming their lead vocalist, and consisting of Bob Butani, Danny Wray, Peter Morales and Patrick Frankslyn. However, Joey left the group even before recording a demo tape, since he was replaced by Alan Turner.

The same year, he started the band The Ramones, with his friends Douglas Covin and John Cummings; Douglas already had a stage name Dee Dee Ramone, and the two took the Ramone surname, with John becoming Johnny Ramone and Jeffrey, Joey Ramone.

In the beginning, Joey was on the drums, while Dee Dee Ramone was at the microphone. Nevertheless, that changed once their manager, Tommy Erdelyi, a.k.a Tommy Ramone, took over drumming duties. Their first album came out in 1976, entitled “Ramones”, an produced such hits as “Blitzkrieg Bop” and “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”. By the time the ‘70s ended, The Ramones had three more albums to their name, “Leave Home” (1977), “Rocket to Russia” (1977), and “Road to Ruin” (1978), make such hits as “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker”, “Rockaway Beach”, “Do You Wanna Dance?”, and “Needles and Pins” (1978), among others, all of which increased the popularity of the band.

In 1980 they released their fifth album “End of the Century”, which featured new drummer, Marky Ramone, since Tommy left due to stress while on tours. The album reached No. 14 on the UK charts, and spawned such hits as “Baby, I Love You” and “Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio”. The same year they released the song “I Wanna Be Sedated”, which was used on the soundtrack of the film “Times Square”, and became one of their biggest hits. In 1981 their next album came out, entitled “Pleasant Dreams”, but the album wasn’t very successful, which also applied two a couple of following releases, “Subterranean Jungle” (1983) and “Too Tough to Die” (1984).

Two years later, they released “Animal Boy”, which put them back on track, and spawned the hit single “Somebody Put Something in My Drink”. The band existed for the next ten years, releasing five more albums, including the “Halfway to Sanity” (1987), “Brain Drain” (1989), “Mondo Bizarro” (1992), and “¡Adios Amigos!” (1995), all of which increased Joey’s net worth.

Thanks to his contribution to music, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Regarding his personal life, little is known about Joey’s life away from the music industry, since he kept it as private as possible.

According to reports, Joey Ramone was listening to the song “In a Little While” by U2 when he died in hospital on 15th April in 2001, from the complications of lymphoma from which he had suffered for seven years.

Full NameJoey Ramone
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of BirthMay 19, 1951, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, United States
DiedApril 15, 2001, Washington Heights, New York City, New York, United States
Height6 ft 5 in (1.98 m)
EducationForest Hills High School
ParentsNoel Hyman, Charlotte Hyman
SiblingsMickey Leigh
NicknamesJeffrey Hyman , Ramone, Joey , Jeffry Ross Hyman , The Godfather of Punk Rock
Albums“Don't Worry About Me, ...Ya Know?”, “Leave Home”,“Ramones” (1976), “Rocket to Russia” (1977), “Animal Boy” (1986), “Mondo Bizarro” (1992),
Music GroupsRamones, Sniper, Blitzkrieg Bop, I Wanna Be Sedated, Poison Heart
MoviesHard Core Logo
1Extremely Thin Frame
2Leather Jacket,T-Shirt and Ripped Jeans
3Standing in one place onstage
4Leather gloves
5His Queens accent
6His height
7Red sunglasses
8Long black hair covering his face
1[Explaining sardonically to Rona Barrett why they are called the Ramones] It's a coincidence. When we met in the elevator, we all had the same last name. ("Tomorrow Coast to Coast", September 1, 1981)
2The Eagles and the Captain and Tennille ruled the airwaves, and we were the answer to it.
3To me, punk is about being an individual and going against the grain and standing up and saying 'This is who I am'. To me, John Lennon and Elvis Presley were punks, because they made music that evoked those emotions in people. And as long as people are making music that does that, punk rock is alive and well.
4[Commenting on their very first performance at CBGB's] "We played to an audience of five, but that's only if you include the bartender's dog."
5[Song lyrics] "Life's a gas, Life's a gas, Life's a gas, a gas, oh yeah/ Life's a gas, Life's a gas, Life's a gas, a gas, oh yeah/ So don't be sad 'cause I'll be there/ Don't be sad at all"
6Everybody's just emulated us and now everybody just kinda takes our sound as their foundations.
1An outcast in his neighborhood, he was frequently a target of bullies in school due to his towering height and awkward demeanor which was a result of his severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
2Actively disliked The parents Music Resource Center, considering it a form of Censorship. He wrote the song "Censorshit" about it.
3Suffered from OCD.
4East 2nd Street between the Bowery and Second Avenue, the street adjacent to the legendary club CBGB in New York City, was renamed Joey Ramone Place after his death.
5He was often at odds with guitarist Johnny Ramone, despite a 20+ year collaboration with the Ramones. They disagreed on many things, from the artistic direction of the band (Johnny wanted to keep performing similar material, Joey wanted to experiment more) to politics (Johnny was a die-hard Republican conservative, Joey was an outspoken liberal), but the main wedge occurred when Johnny stole Joey's girlfriend Linda and eventually married her.
6Shares a birthday with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Pete Townshend of the Who, Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, and Phil Rudd of AC/DC.
7Although the Ramones shared credit for writing all songs, Joey actually wrote a majority of the Ramones songs by himself, with most of the significant early songs having been written by either him or Dee Dee Ramone.
8Throughout the 1970s, Bruce Springsteen wrote several hit songs for other artists without scoring a Top-10 single himself. Joey asked Springsteen to compose a song for the Ramones that was to be included on the Phil Spector-produced "End of the Century" album. The song was his classic single "Hungry Heart," which he ended up recording and releasing himself at the insistence of his manager.
9The Ramones self-titled debut album is usually credited as the first true punk album.
10The Ramones were named the second-greatest band of all time by Rolling Stone magazine (behind the Beatles).
11Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
12His last recorded work appears as a backup vocalist on the CD "One Nation Under" by the Diné (Navajo) punk rock group Blackfire. Joey sang backup on the tracks "What Do You See" and "Lying To Myself."
13Both the Sex Pistols and the Clash credit the Ramones as a source of inspiration in their formative years.
14The inspiration for one of the Ramones' biggest hits, "I Wanna Be Sedated," reportedly came when Joey was hospitalized for exhaustion after a concert tour.
15One of the first television appearances of the Ramones was on the local TV program "The Uncle Floyd Show." Grateful for the free publicity when they were still growing in popularity, they continued to make occasional appearances on the show even after they became famous, spoke highly of the show in press interviews, made a reference to the show in their song "It's Not My Place (In the Nine to Five World)," and wore T-shirts and buttons that promoted the show when they appeared on national television programs. Both Joey Ramone and the show's host, Floyd Vivino, appeared in the film Final Rinse (1999).
16Along with fellow band members, Dee Dee, Johnny, and Tommy, chose the name Ramone for himself and for the band when Dee Dee learned that Paul McCartney was reputed to have use the name when checking into hotel rooms incognito. The band never had a single in the top 40 of national charts, and only three singles ever broke into the top 100.
17Reportedly died in his hospital bed as U2's song "In a Little While" had finished playing on the radio.
18Founder of early punk-rock group the Ramones.


Ochéntame... otra vez2015-2016TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
MythBusters2016TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Atmos the Addict2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Pan2015writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
The Program2015/IIwriter: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Terminator Genisys2015writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Constantine2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
LilyhammerTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2012
CBGB2013performer: "I Got Knocked Down But I'll Get Up", "Spirit in My House" / writer: "I Got Knocked Down But I'll Get Up", "Spirit in My House"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Perks of Being a Wallflower2012performer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days2012writer: "Rock 'N' Roll High School"
Burning Man: Metropolis2012Documentary writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - as Jeffrey Hyman
RocKwiz2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth2011Documentary writer: "We Want The Airwaves"
My Life2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Misfits2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glory Daze2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Get Him to the Greek2010writer: "Cretin Hop"
Date Night2010writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Cold Case2005-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Whip It2009writer: "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" - as Jerry Hyman
A Mulher Invisível2009writer: "She's a Sensation"
902102009TV Series 1 episode
Banda sonora2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People2008performer: "What a Wonderful World"
It Might Get Loud2008Documentary writer: "Glad to See You Go" - as Jeff Hyman
The Wave2008writer: "Rock 'n' Roll High School"
ER2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
South Park2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hunting Party2007writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Jeffrey Hyman
Young@Heart2007Documentary writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Jeffrey Hyman
Shrek the Third2007writer: "Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?" - as Jeff Hyman
Supernatural2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Punk's Not Dead2007Documentary writer: "Beat on the Brat"
Accepted2006writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Entourage2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Lather Effect2006writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated", "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" - as J. Hyman
Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone2006Documentary writer: "Durango 95", "Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World", "Pin Head", "I Just Wanna Have Something To Do", "I Wanna Be Sedated", "She's The One", "It's A Long Way Back", "Wart Hog", "Don't Come Close", "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend", "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down Bonzo Goes to Bitburg", "Cretin Hop", "I Believe In Miracles", "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker", "Judy Is A Punk", "Commando", "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Something To Believe In", "Teenage Lobotomy" - as Hyman
Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi2006Documentary writer: "Judy Is a Punk", "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Jeff Hyman
Final Destination 32006writer: "Blitzkreig Bop" - as Jeffrey Hyman
Guitar Hero2005Video Game writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Nearing Grace2005writer: "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" - as Jeff Hyman
Christmas with the Kranks2004writer: "Merry Christmas I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight" 1989 - as Jeff Hyman
Ramones Raw2004Documentary writer: "Teenage Lobotomy", "Rockaway Beach", "Cretin Hop", "I Wanna Be Sedated", "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker", "Judy Is a Punk", "Rock and Roll High School", "Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio", "Pinhead", "Beat on the Brat", "Apeman Hop", "Touring", "I Don't Want You", "I Don't Care", "I Can't Make It on Time", "I Just Wanna have Something to Do", "She's the One", "Everytime I Eat Vegetables It Makes Me Think of You", "Chop Suey" Alternate Version
Without a Paddle2004performer: "What a Wonderful World"
Clean2004/Iperformer: "Mr. Punchy" / writer: "Mr. Punchy"
Scrubs2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tony Hawk's Underground 22004Video Game as Jeffrey Hyman, "Rock and Roll High School"
What's New, Scooby-Doo?2002-2003TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Skeppsholmen2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
School of Rock2003as Jeffery Hyman, Jeff Hyman, "Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio", "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down Bonzo Goes To Bitburg"
Shattered Glass2003writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - as Jeffrey Hyman
Freaky Friday2003performer: "What a Wonderful World"
100 Most Irresistible Women2003TV Movie documentary "Maria Bartiromo"
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003Documentary writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Jeffrey Hyman
11:142003writer: "I Just Want To Have Something To Do" - as Jeff Hyman
Daddy Day Care2003writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Jeffrey Hyman
House of 1000 Corpses2003writer: "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" - as Jeffrey Hyman
End of the Century2003Documentary writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Judy Is a Punk", "I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement", "Loud Mouth", "I Don't Wanna Walk Around with You", "Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World", "Beat on the Brat", "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue", "53rd & 3rd", "Glad to See You Go", "You're Gonna Kill That Girl", "I Wanna Be Well", "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker", "Teenage Lobotomy", "Chinese Rock", "Cretin Hop", "I Wanna Be Sedated", "Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio", "Rock 'N' Roll High School", "Danny Say
The West Wing2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Die Lugners2003TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Fastlane2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gilmore GirlsTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2002 performer - 1 episode, 2002
Titus2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Getting There2002Video performer: "What A Wonderful World"
Bowling for Columbine2002Documentary performer: "What a Wonderful World" 1967
Crossing Jordan2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ramones and I2002Documentary short writer: "Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio"", "Judy is a Punk"
The Go-Go's: Live in Central Park2001Video documentary writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 32001Video Game writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - as Jeffrey Hyman
The Royal Tenenbaums2001writer: "Judy Is A Punk" - as Jeff Hyman
Characters2001writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Freddy Got Fingered2001writer: "We're A Happy Family" - as Jeff Hyman
Sugar & Spice2001writer: "Blitzkrieg Bop" - as Jeffrey Hyman
Detroit Rock City1999writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated", "Blitzkreig Bop" - as Jeffrey Hyman
Final Rinse1999writer: "I Just Wanna Have Something To Do" - as J. Hyman
Idle Hands1999writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated" - as Jeffrey Hyman
200 Cigarettes1999as Jeffrey Hyman, "I Don't Care"
Jidder1998Short writer: "Teenage Lobotomy"
SLC Punk!1998writer: "Cretin Hop", "She's The One" - as Jeffrey Hyman
Whatever1998writer: "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" - as Jeffrey Hyman
Private Parts1997writer: "Pinhead" - as Jeffrey Hyman
Carpool1996writer: "I WANNA BE SEDATED" - as Jeff Hyman
Lukas1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hard Core Logo1996lyrics: "Touring" / music: "Touring"
1995 MTV Movie Awards1995TV Special writer: "Beat on the Brat", "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Dance Me Outside1994writer: "It's Gonna Be Alright"
Airheads1994writer: "We Want the Airwaves" - as Jeffrey Hyman
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Mystery Science Theater 30001993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Highway 611991writer: "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?"
Pet Sematary1989writer: "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"
Rockopop1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tapeheads1988writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Get Crazy1983writer: "Chop Suey"
Times Square1980writer: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979writer: "I Just Wanna Have Something To Do", "I Wanna Be Sedated", "I Want You Around", "Pinhead", "Questioningly", "Rock 'n' Roll High School", "She's The One", "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker", "Teenage Lobotomy"
Over the Edge1979writer: "Teenage Lobotomy"


Final Rinse1999Joey
The Drew Carey Show1998TV SeriesJoey Ramone
Hard Core Logo1996Joey Ramone

Music Department

Rock 'n' Roll High School 1012012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode


B.C. Butcher2016special thanks
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003Documentary thanks
End of the Century2003Documentary dedicated to the memory of
The Ramones and I2002Documentary short dedicatee


Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB2009DocumentaryHimself
The Ramones: It's Alive 1974-19962007VideoHimself
Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone2006DocumentaryHimself
(This Is Known as) The Blues Scale2004Documentary shortHimself
Ramones Raw2004DocumentaryHimself
End of the Century2003DocumentaryHimself - Joey Ramone (as Jeff Hyman)
Digging for Dutch: The Search for the Lost Treasure of Dutch Schultz2001Documentary
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Live!2001VideoHimself (uncredited)
25 Years of Punk2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hey Ho Let's Go: The Story of the Ramones2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1996-1998TV SeriesHimself
We're Outta Here!1997Video documentaryHimself
Drop Dead Rock1996Himself
Late Show with David Letterman1996TV SeriesHimself
1995 MTV Movie Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits1995VideoHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Ramones Around the World1993Video documentaryHimself
Skid Row: No Frills Video1993Video shortHimself - Man in Elevator
Howard Stern on Tour1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Simpsons1993TV SeriesHimself
1991: The Year Punk Broke1992DocumentaryHimself - Ramones
The Howard Stern Show1990-1992TV SeriesHimself
Ring My Bell1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rockstop!1991TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Just Say Yes1991VideoHimself
Just Say Yes: The Video, Volume 21991VideoHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHimself
Lifestyles of the Ramones1990VideoHimself
The Morton Downey Jr. Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rockopop1989TV SeriesHimself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHimself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Phil Spector: He's a Rebel1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1980TV SeriesHimself - The Ramones
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979Himself
Punking Out1978Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

The O'Reilly Factor2015TV SeriesHimself
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHimself
NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself
Malditos2004DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip2003DocumentaryHimself
Hey! Is Dee Dee Home?2002DocumentaryHimself
50,000,000 Joe Franklin Fans Can't Be Wrong1997DocumentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1980TV SeriesHimself - The Ramones

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